Dear Bridge Players & Friends,
For the past 11 years, Ron and I have managed the Bridge Club. It was only through the encouragement and support, love and enthusiasm of the game and your willingness to help that we have been able to keep the club operational.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, changing dynamics of the game, personnel and financial considerations, it has been necessary to make changes over the years. We are now at a crossroad where circumstances and personnel changes dictate making a major change. The Bridge Club team (Ron, Judy, Rod, Rhea and Aaron) met and initially considered closing the doors. However, after much deliberation and brainstorming and with the help of Unit 386 Board members, a new location was found that will provide an even more spacious location with the amenities that members have become accustomed to having.
Following the game on Friday, November 30, 2018, the doors at our present location will close on 45th South and will reopen at the Sons of Utah Pioneer Building, 3301 East 2920 South on December 1, 2018. The club will begin to operate in the downstairs room. This location is spacious, has great lighting, as well as a kitchen, restrooms, ample storage, etc. Access to downstairs is available by stairs in front and rear inside the building or by an outside ramp. For those of you who have accessibility issues, there are plans in the works to better accommodate you in the near future.
Current negotiations with the management of Sons of Utah Pioneers offer us the new schedule beginning on Monday, December 3rd :
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 12:00 noon – Open Game
Thursday – 6:30 p.m. - An open and an Invitational Game (under 500 MP). This is a consolidation of our current Tuesday and Thursday games. We are also working to add a training session before the game on Thursday evening. Please note this change will currently eliminate the Thursday afternoon game.
The Bridge Club Team as well as the Unit Board would like to thank everyone for their continued support. It is with hope and love of the game that we can keep bridge alive in Salt Lake. It will happen if everyone continues to participate; help when needed, bring in and welcome new players; and, of course, always be kind and show enthusiasm for the game.
Again, we could not do it without you.